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The Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education passed a 4% tax rate increase for 2020-21 at a special meeting Monday.

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The Frankfort Independent Schools Family Resource and Youth Services Center Advisory Council will meet from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday at Second Street School.

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The Franklin County Health Department has received a $170,000 grant from UK’s Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC). The grant is renewable for three years (total of $510,000) and will support Just Say Yes, an initiative to stop substance use before it starts by providing he…

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Frankfort Independent Schools begin classes Wednesday, and on Monday night the school board heard updates about starting the year with 100% virtual instruction.

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The Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education voted Monday to delay the start of the school year until Aug. 26.

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Despite the cancellation of its major fundraiser due to COVID-19, the Frankfort Rotary Youth Fund and its partners, the Frankfort Plant Board, Burch Court Dental and the daughter of Col. Edward T. Davis, have awarded 10 local students with college scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Plans for an in-person graduation for the Frankfort High School Class of 2020 at the end of July have been nixed because of an increase in COVID-19 cases.

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Frankfort Independent Schools announced its new Chief Financial Officer will be CPA Amy M. Smith. 

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When the statewide Facebook group “Teacher 2 Teacher Blessing” started about a month ago, three teachers in the Frankfort Independent Schools system came up with the idea of starting a local group.

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Renovations at F.D. Wilkinson Gym are a step closer to getting underway after the Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education unanimously approved that final construction documents be sent to the Kentucky Department of Education and Housing Building and Construction.

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The Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education also received an update about renovations of the F.D. Wilkinson Gym from Craig Aossey, of G. Scott & Associates Architects PLC, at Monday's meeting.  

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Some Kentucky school superintendents say they wouldn't be able to re-open schools under suggested state guidelines that require social distancing on school buses, rely on children to wear masks and will disrupt the normal class structure of upper grades.